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Candy Desserts

Make a Candy Buffet with Bulk and Penny Candy for your Next Party!

Candy buffets are becoming such a popular addition to events like weddings, birthdays, and other large functions. Why? You have the capability of really running wild with the theme and its colors. Also, it takes care of two of the biggest headaches of party planning: decorating and takeaway gifts for the guests. Guests will love the look of the table while being able to take some delicious candy treats away for later.blog-12%2f28

 

You can stock your buffet with a mix of treats everyone will love, like candy bars, novelty treats, nostalgic candies, and penny candy to create a pretty and diverse table. To learn more on building a candy buffet, check out this article. When you’ve figured it out, visit BlairCandy.com for all of the candy you’ll need! Shop candy by color, novelty items, and penny candy for the perfect table!

Take a Break from the Holidays with this Gummy Candy Dessert!

These new gummy candy dinosaurs inspired us to think about clever ways we could use them. The idea that came to us first was the classic dirt pudding! Instead of using gummy worms, these gummy dinosaurs add a fun twist.

Gummy Dinosaurs

To make, you’ll need chocolate sandwich cookies, chocolate instant pudding, milk, and whipped topping.  Follow this recipe for instructions, then add your dinosaur gummies! This dessert is perfect for birthday parties, as a surprise after school snack, or just for any dinosaur lover. For more gummy candy, shop BlairCandy.com!

 

 

What to Do With Leftover Holiday Candy

cupcakes-690630_1280The toys are cleaned up, the wrapping paper is out of the way, and Christmas cookies are totally gone…but you still have candy left. Christmas and novelty candy seems to stick around long after the holiday. So, instead of keeping it around, try putting it into a dessert or craft that the whole family will love!  You’ll clear room in the pantry while not letting a single piece go to waste. Check out this link to find recipes to use up all of your left over novelty candy from the holidays!

Add Candy to Your Christmas cookies!

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It’s Christmas cookie time! Between holiday parties, cookie exchanges, and family snacking, Christmas cookies are a staple in every household. The best part is that making and decorating cookies is a great way to spend time with your family. Get creative with your cookies by using fun cookie cutters, using penny candy to decorate, and experimenting with different doughs! There are plenty of ways to make classic cookies your own. Here are some ideas to get you started! And remember, you can get all of your bulk and penny candy at BlairCandy.com. Happy Decorating!

Reuse Halloween Candy in a Way the Whole Family Will Love!

While we’re close to celebrating Thanksgiving, you might look in your kitchen and see that you still have leftover Halloween candy. The holiday season only brings in more scrumptious sweets, so getting rid of what you have to make room for more should be a top priority. While you might think that you only have two options: eaCandy to Dessertsting all of the candy or throwing it out, there is actually a third option that the whole family will love! Use your leftover Halloween candy in a cookie, brownie, cake, or cupcake recipe! Not sure what to do? We have you covered. Here are 50 recipes that you can use your left over candy, or any candy in general, to make a delicious dessert everyone will love.

Today is National Dessert Day!

National Dessert Day is celebrated on October 14th. It’s sure to be a day filled with rich, yummy treats (May we actually suggest having dessert at every meal today?)

Dessert is a French word derived from “desservir”, meaning “to clear the table”. The first desserts were focused on nutrition, and mainly consisted of natural candies and nuts before evolving to complex baked goods and ice cream recipes.

At Blair Candy, we’re always sure to be stocked with the best additions to your favorite meal of the day –such as yummy candy ice cream toppings, sprinkles, sundae toppings, and more.

 

Photo courtesy of Shari’s Berries, http://www.berries.com/. Licensing under Creative Commons, http://bit.ly/1ryPA8o.

 

 

Sweet Candy Ice Cream Ideas

Sweet summertime is here and that means lots and lots of ice cream! This summer, why not take your creamy frozen treats up a notch? How so, you may wonder? With candy ice cream toppings and other fun additions! Check out these fun ice cream and candy pairings and deliciously frozen ideas:

Smores-style ice cream: The only way to make this campfire favorite ever more enticing? Ice cream-ifying it! Create a deconstructed smores-style ice cream treat by spooning marshmallow topping onto a few scoops of chocolate ice cream. Sprinkle with crushed graham crackers and voila! Smores ice cream!

Salted caramel pretzel ice cream: All you need for this enticing treat is vanilla ice cream, caramel sauce, and salted pretzels. The sweetness of the caramel pairs fantastically well with the salted pretzels, create that salty-sweet taste that we know you love.

Monster Ice Cream: Here’s a take on the classic monster cookie. Vanilla ice cream is the perfect base for the sweet toppings in this recipe. Simply sprinkle a scoop of vanilla with chopped nuts, mini M&Ms, and chopped Reese’s peanut butter cups for a full-of-flavor chilly treat!

Whoppers Ice Cream: Love the taste and texture of these sweet little malted milk balls? All you need is malted milk powder! Sprinkle a spoonful or two atop a scoop of your favorite flavor. To mimic Whoppers, we suggest using chocolate ice cream!

“Snickers” Ice Cream: Sure, you can add chopped snickers to the top of your ice cream, but why not infuse the flavors of a snickers bar throughout the entire scoop? Spoon caramel sauce and hot fudge on top of a scoop of ice cream (we suggest vanilla or peanut butter), and simply sprinkle on some chopped peanuts and you’ve got a cone-full of snickers!

The Almond Joy: Coconut pairs perfectly with summer, don’t you think? Sprinkle shredded coconut and chopped almonds overtop a scoop of chocolate for a fun frozen twist on the Almond Joy!

Celebrate the start of summer with one of these delicious candy-inspired ice cream treats. Let us know which one is your favorite!

Summery Sweet Candy Recipes

Summertime is upon us and it’s time to party! From pool parties to barbecues, consider incorporating these fun and easy candy ideas into your next outdoor event. They’re all perfect for summer and able to withstand the hot, hot heat!

Pool party candy buffet:

From: http://projectnursery.com/projects/welcome-summer-party/

Ingredients:

· Candy! Think non-melting candy, such as jelly beans, gummy fish, rock candy, lollipops, and skittles.

· Beach pails

· Beach shovels

· A beach towel

· Buffet bags

Directions:

  1. Lay a beach towel along a table.
  2. Arrange beach buckets in a fun way, filling them with candy.
  3. Allow guests to fill their candy bags with summery shovels!

Jello Pool Snacks:

From: http://rebeccamealey.hubpages.com/hub/Sand-Cups-Beach-or-Pool-Party-Treats

Ingredients:

    · Blue Jello

    · Graham crackers, crushed

    · Gummy bears

    · Gummy lifesavers

    · Clear plastic cups

    · Vanilla pudding

    · Paper Umbrellas

Directions:

  1. Make Jello as package instructs, within the clear plastic cups.
  2. Once Jello is in a solid state, top with a layer of vanilla pudding.
  3. Sprinkle pudding with crushed graham crackers.
  4. Place two-three gummy bears in the “sand,” along with a gummy lifesaver or two.
  5. Garnish with a fun paper umbrella!

Candy Kabobs:

From: http://www.adoseofserendipity.blogspot.com/

Ingredients:

· Wooden skewers

· A variety of brightly colored gummy candy (peach rings, gummy fruits, gummy worms, etc.)

Directions:

  1. Skewer gummy candy onto skewers, creating a fun pattern.
  2. Serve on a fun plate, just as you would regular kabobs!

With these fun summer candy recipes, you’ll be ensured plenty of fun (and tasty!) days ahead.

Yummy Recipes with Necco Sweethearts

One of our favorite pastimes to do here at Blair Candy is try new recipes using surprising candy. Since Valentine’s Day is right around the corner, we decided to find some unique recipes using the Valentine’s Day favorite, Necco Sweethearts! Sweethearts have been around for decades, so it’s no surprise that people have found new and tasty ways to use this lovely treat! Take a look at these delicious recipes from some of our favorite blogs!

Sweetheart Martinis

From:

http://www.babble.com/best-recipes/valentines-conversation-heart-martinis-for-the-adults/

  • 4 ounces strawberry vodka
  • 2 ounces peach schnapps
  • 2 ounces pineapple juice
  • Cherries & Conversation Hearts for garnish
  • Pink sanding sugar for the rims

Directions

1. Rim two martini glasses with pink sanding sugar.

2. Mix the vodka, schnapps and pineapple juice in a shaker with two or three ice cubes and pour through a strainer into the rimmed glasses. Garnish with cherries and hearts.

Conversation Heart Bark

From:

http://thedecoratedcookie.com/2012/01/partying-with-conversation-heart-bark/

  • Silicone ice cube tray (hearts if you can find one)
  • White chocolate chips or candy melts, any color
  • Conversation hearts
  • Ziploc
  • Hammer or mallet
  • Disposable decorating bag
  • Scissors

Directions

step one: crush your hearts
Oh, that sounds so sad. Place some conversation hearts in a Ziploc and smash with the hammer or mallet. Best to do this over a cutting board or dish towel so you don’t destroy the counter. Sprinkle a layer of crushed hearts on the bottom of each heart in the tray.

step two: melt your chocolate
Add some chocolate chips or candy melts to the disposable decorating bag. Fold over the top so they don’t fall out of the bag. Don’t fill the bag too much, use about 1/2 cup of chips or whatever fits comfortably in the bag. Microwave at 50 percent power for a minute and a half. Massage the chips and keep microwaving at 30, then 20 second intervals just until the chips are melted.

step three: add your chocolate
Snip the tip of the decorating bag and pipe the melted chocolate on top of the crushed hearts to fill the tray. Pick up both ends of the tray and gently stamp it flat on the counter to tamp down the chocolate. Let set well, a couple hours. Pop out of the tray and that’s it!

Sweetheart Rice Krispies

From:

http://www.sheknows.com/food-and-recipes/articles/983695/funfetti-conversation-heart-rice-krispies-recipe

  • 1 package marshmallows (about 40 large ones)
  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • 6 cups Rice Krispies cereal
  • 2 cups mini-marshmallows
  • About 1/2 cup sprinkles
  • Conversation hearts
  • Melted white chocolate

Directions

  1. Heat butter in a large saucepan over medium-high heat. Once melted, add in large marshmallows. Heat until mixture is fully melted, stirring constantly, about 5-6 minutes.
  2. Pour the cereal, mini-marshmallows and sprinkles in a large mixing bowl. Pour the melted marshmallow mixture over the Rice Krispies and stir to combine. Add additional sprinkles if you’d like.
  3. Using your hands, press the mixture into a large 9 x 13-inch glass-baking pan. Push it down with your hands to smooth out lumps. While the mixture is still warm, press in conversation hearts all over the Rice Krispies.
  4. Chill Rice Krispies for about an hour. Once chilled, stamp out hearts with heart-shaped cookie cutters. Drizzle hearts with white chocolate and enjoy!

Add Even More Deliciousness to Your Dessert with Ice Cream Toppings!

Not that we ever stop eating ice cream – even when the temperature is beyond freezing, I’ve always got time in my schedule for a scoop or two! – but during the summer, ice cream eating definitely kicks into action big time. Have I ever made it a personal test to see if I had enough time during a commercial break to make myself a sundae? Umm…maybe. (Yes. Yes I have. Even though I have a DVR, I like to challenge myself. Keeps ya young!)

But don’t go thinking for one minute that I’m eating bowl after bowl of plain ice cream. Even if I pick a flavor with candy bits, cookie dough, nuts or marshmallow already in the mix, I am certainly adding more. I learned years ago that the ‘less is more’ philosophy doesn’t even come close to applying to candy, so I do what I know in my heart is the right thing to do. I pile on ice cream toppings until the ice cream is no longer visible. So far, this method is working out pretty great!

As for where I’m getting all these tempting ice cream toppings, that would be right here at BlairCandy.com! In order to ensure that they are indeed fresh and flavorful, I have to run a taste test. I hope you understand that I’m doing this for all of you – it has nothing to do with my own candy cravings. I know, I know, I’ve heard it all before. You never met anyone so selfless! 😉

Want some unique and delicious ice cream toppings of your own? Be sure to browse our full selection and make ice cream time even better! You can also feel free to challenge yourself to the commercial break sundae test. I figure the calories I burn rushing to make my sundae quickly surely exceed the calories I’m eating! (Let me dream here, people.)

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